Fill Out Your Judicial Performance Evaluation If You Receive One

The Supreme Judicial Court seeks your assistance in responding to the questionnaires being sent to attorneys to evaluate the performance of Trial Court judges in Massachusetts.  The purpose of the SJC's Judicial Performance Evaluation program is to enhance judicial performance and the quality of the judicial branch.  Crucial to this effort is the full participation of the bar.

The judges of the Land Court will be evaluated starting October 14th by attorneys and court employees. Attorneys who have appeared in Land Court during the last two years will receive questionnaires.

Any attorney that receives a questionnaire should take the time to complete it, as the more responses received, the more accurate the judicial evaluations will be. The Supreme Judicial Court's evaluation program is the best opportunity for attorneys to voice their opinions of the members of the judiciary.  Questionnaires will be sent electronically, with attorneys receiving an email linking to the evaluation website.  As required by statute, the evaluations are confidential and anonymous.  The results of the evaluation will be presented to the judge, the Chief Justice of the Land Court, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court and the Chief Justice of Administration and Management.